Domaine des Lambrays - Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru 'Les Loups' 2019



Domaine des Lambrays was established in 1363 yet it was only in 1981 that this climat was finally promoted to Grand Cru. The estate was purchased in 1996 by the Freune family and since then dramatic changes have taken place, leading to an upsurge in quality. At 8.8 hectares, this is the largest Grand Cru parcel in Burgundy under one proprietor. The domain is believed to have been put up for sale in 2010, after the passage of several pretenders, the domain was finally sold to LVMH in 2014. The Domaine is still led by Thierry Brouin, its chief winemaker for the last 40+ years.

The Premier Cru Les Loups is a blend of young vines from Clos des Lambrays with vines from Clos Sorbet, located at the feet of the house. Its names refers to the totemic animal of the village. Indeed two wolves appear on the Morey-Saint-Denis’ blazon as well as on the Lambrays’ one.

"This includes the youngest vines (2000) of the grand cru declassified, which will account for 40% of the 1er cru. Delicious fresh mid purple, lovely strawberry notes, 50% whole bunch. Not massive, but detailed and balanced, a touch of spice behind, fruit is certainly on the soft side, a tannin or two and fair acidity." - Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy

Producer: Domaine des Lambrays

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml